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SAT Vocabulary 2021

This hot SAT words list is selected from mainstream English medium and based on popular topics of 2021, which is an express supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. Each word has examples and contexts. It helps very much to master new words precisely.

Meanwhile, we include previous SAT vocabulary 2019-2020 in this page, and add more example sentences originated from classic books.

To meet with diverse requirements of SAT test-takers, we also recommend below 3 SAT lists to study on demand, which can sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary skill especially.

Common SAT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
Hard SAT Words : 1  2  3  4  5
SAT Essay Vocabulary : 1  2


Recent Added SAT Words:
stigma
uplift
biennale
tackle
entail
overrun
savor
miss out on
disinformation
sow discord
empirical
nontradable
acoustic   Speak
a. relating to sound or the sense of hearing
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approach   Speak
v. speak to (someone) for the first time about something, typically with a proposal or request
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biennale   Speak
n. a large art exhibition or music festival, especially one held every two years
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canine   Speak
a. relating to or resembling a dog or dogs
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cozy up   Speak
v. attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy
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cull   Speak
v. kill the weaker or selective animals in a group in order to reduce their numbers
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disentangle   Speak
v. separate things that have become joined or confused
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disinformation   Speak
n. false information which is intended to mislead
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empirical   Speak
a. based on or verifiable by experience rather than theory or pure logic
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entail   Speak
v. involve something as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
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haptic   Speak
a. relating to the sense of touch
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laud   Speak
v. praise highly, especially in a public context
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lean into   Speak
v. pursue some task or activity with great effort
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lesion   Speak
n. a region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease
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low-yield   Speak
a. used to describe investments that do not pay much income
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metastasize   Speak
v. spread to other parts of the body and cause tumors to grow there.
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microcosm   Speak
n. a small place, society, or situation that has the same characteristics as something much larger
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miss out on   Speak
v. lose the chance or opportunity to do or experience something
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misstep   Speak
v. a clumsy or badly judged step
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mutate   Speak
v. change or cause to change in form or nature
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nontradable   Speak
a. not traded internationally, such as services where the demander and producer must be in the same location
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olfactory   Speak
a. relating to the sense of smell
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only to   Speak
ad. to highlight an upsetting, disappointing, or unpleasant action that occurred after something else
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overrun   Speak
n. a finishing time or a cost that continues past an intended limit
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pathogen   Speak
n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
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purportedly   Speak
ad. as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so
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rallying cry   Speak
n. people join together to support an idea, cause, etc.
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reincarnation   Speak
n. the rebirth of a soul in a new body
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salience   Speak
n. the fact of being important to or connected with what is happening or being discussed
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savor   Speak
v. enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to enjoy it as much as possible
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smirk   Speak
v. smile in an irritatingly conceited or silly way
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smugly   Speak
ad. in a way that shows excessive satisfaction or pride in oneself
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sow discord   Speak
v. say and do things that cause distrust among one another
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spill   Speak
v. spread profusely or beyond bounds
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sport   Speak
v. wear or display
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stigma   Speak
n. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person
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strain   Speak
n. a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something
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strive   Speak
v. make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
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tackle   Speak
v. make determined efforts to deal with
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tease out   Speak
v. try to get information or understand a meaning that is hidden or not clear
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tome   Speak
n. a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one
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triage   Speak
n. (in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to decide the order of treatment
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uplift   Speak
v. raise the level of; improve
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vaccinate   Speak
v. treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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SAT Vocabulary 2019-2020
bear no resemblance  Speak
not be similar to someone or something else
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bout  Speak
a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreak
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brace  Speak
support an object in order to stop it from falling down
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comb  Speak
search carefully and systematically
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come under fire  Speak
be criticized, be attacked with guns
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complacency  Speak
a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
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constituent  Speak
a member of an electoral district
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cracksman  Speak
a burglar, especially a safecracker
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creaky  Speak
bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned
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cull  Speak
kill animals, especially the weaker members of them, in order to reduce or limit their number
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culminate  Speak
reach a climax or point of highest development
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destabilize  Speak
upset the stability of; cause unrest in
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dire  Speak
extremely serious or urgent
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disruptive  Speak
causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble
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draconian  Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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drop shipper  Speak
agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier
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en route  Speak
during the course of a journey; on the way
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enmity  Speak
state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone
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enshrine  Speak
place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle
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flout  Speak
openly disregard a rule, law or convention
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frenzied  Speak
wildly excited or uncontrolled
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galvanize  Speak
shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action
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grim  Speak
causing feelings of sadness or worry, gloomy or depressing
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grubby  Speak
dirty; grimy
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grueling  Speak
extremely tiring and demanding
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hindsight  Speak
understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed
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ill-timed  Speak
occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time
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impeachment  Speak
charging with a crime or misdemeanor
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incursion  Speak
an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
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influencer  Speak
a person or thing that influences another
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infringe   Speak
actively break the terms of a law or agreement
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knock off  Speak
a copy that sells for less than the original
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leniency  Speak
fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected
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lock down  Speak
confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot
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longstanding  Speak
having existed or continued for a long time
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makeshift  Speak
serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being
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media outlet  Speak
a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories
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meticulous  Speak
showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
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mink  Speak
a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal
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netizen  Speak
a user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one
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none other than  Speak
one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention
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parlor  Speak
a sitting room in a private house
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personnel  Speak
people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service
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phony  Speak
a fraudulent person or thing
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prequel  Speak
a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work
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prime-time  Speak
regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest
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prompt  Speak
give or show without delay
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prosthetic  Speak
denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant
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purport  Speak
appear or claim to be or do something, profess
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push back  Speak
delay something; postpone; oppose or resist a plan
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quarantine  Speak
impose isolation on
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remorseful  Speak
annoyed, regretful, vexed
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repatriate  Speak
send someone back to their own country
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respiratory  Speak
relating to breathing
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rowdy  Speak
noisy and disorderly
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secession  Speak
action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body
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sedition  Speak
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
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short-change  Speak
give less than the correct amount of change to
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skirmish  Speak
an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets
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spearhead  Speak
lead an attack or movement
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spin-off  Speak
a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project
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stewardship  Speak
the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property
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stroll  Speak
walk in a leisurely way
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stunned  Speak
so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished
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subversion  Speak
undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution
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surreptitious  Speak
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
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to heart's content  Speak
as much or as often as you like
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vilification  Speak
abusively disparaging speech or writing
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whistle-blower  Speak
one who reveals something covert or who informs against another
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wind up  Speak
conclude or finish something
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